2015 Struck On The Day Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Sovereign Birth Of Princess Charlotte
2 May 2015 Strike of the Day Sovereign, celebrating the birth of Princess Charlotte.
What Are British Gold Sovereigns?
The first Sovereigns were struck during the reign of Tudor king Henry VII. Centuries later, a new gold coin bearing this name was introduced, following a major overhaul of British coinage. This Sovereign, first minted in 1817, established specifications that are still strictly followed today.
All Sovereigns weight exactly 7.98 grams and are composed of 22 carat gold. That's a gold weight of 7.32 grams or .2354 troy ounces. Sovereigns measure 22.05 millimetres in diameter and have a nominal face value of one pound sterling though their gold content means they command significantly higher prices.
Sovereigns once circulated across the globe, a symbol of the British Empire, trusted to contain a known quantity of gold. Regular production ceased with the First World War, only resuming in 1957. Today, Sovereigns are offered annually in a range of sets and finishes for collectors and investors.
Princess Charlotte Royal Mint Coins
On 2 May 2015 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their second child, a daughter named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The occasion was celebrated with gun salutes at Hyde Park and the Tower of London. Several other London landmarks were illuminated pink for the Princess.
Thanks to changes in the rules regarding the royal succession, Charlotte was born forth in line to the throne, behind her grandfather, Prince Charles, her father, Prince William and her elder brother, Prince George.
To celebrated her arrival, the Royal Mint issued a special £5 Crown for collectors. However, the Mint also released an exclusive 'struck on the day' Sovereign, minted on the day of her birth. For the serious royal collector this is the ultimate acquisition to commemorate this joyous occasion.
Are Struck On The Day Sovereigns Valuable?
This Sovereign was one of only 743 struck on 2 May 2015.
This coin is offered in The Royal Mint's brilliant uncirculated (BU) standard, offering a much finer finish than ordinary circulating coins and making them perfect for collectors. Its presented in an attractive white leather and velvet presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity included.
Considering this 2015 Princess Charlotte coin? There's a range of a additional options to consider:
- As mentioned, The Royal Mint also issued a royal birth £5 Crown which can be purchased in gold proof or silver proof finish
- The 2015 Sovereign can also be found in a proof finish bearing both the Ian Rank-Broaldley portrait and the new Jody Clark profile
- A range of coins also commemorated Charlotte's christening, again available in gold and silver proof
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Frequently Asked Questions
'Struck on the day' coins are issued in limited numbers by the Royal Mint. These collectible coins are struck on the day of an important event or anniversary like a royal birth or a jubilee, often with a brilliant uncirculated finish. These coins can command higher prices than other Sovereigns with the same date.
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The Royal Mint strikes its 'struck on the day' coins in a brilliant uncirculated finish. This is presumably because its quicker to strike a BU coin compared to a proof one and struck on the day coins need to be produced fast. These coins are minted to commemorate important events and anniversaries.
'Struck on the day' coins are commemorative coins minted on a particular event or anniversary. For instance, The Royal Mint has issued struck on the day Sovereigns to mark royal marriages and births as well as jubilees. These coins are offered in limited numbers, often with a brilliant uncirculated finish.
'Struck on the day' coins can command higher prices than their general issue counterparts. These coins are minted on the day of an important event or anniversary in very limited numbers. Though struck on the day Sovereigns are usually issued in BU they often have a value comparable to a proof coin.
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